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OPM tells FEHB carriers to prepare for USPS health program’s launch

March 1, 2024 ,


The Office of Personnel Management is already telling health insurance carriers in the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) program to get ready for a unique Open Season this fall.

In preparation for the 2025 plan year, OPM for the first time outlined clearer plans to implement the Postal Service Health Benefits (PSHB) program in January.

For years, OPM’s annual call letter to carriers has focused solely on setting the stage for the upcoming FEHB plan year. But OPM’s latest letter details the implementation of PSHB, the new health insurance program for the roughly 1.2 million Postal Service employees, annuitants and their families.

A special enrollment period beginning April 1 as well as the upcoming Open Season this fall will be the first time Postal employees and annuitants will be able to enroll in the brand-new health insurance program, mandated by the Postal Service Reform Act that President Joe Biden signed into law in 2022.

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